Michael Bisping says Amanda Nunes joined two other fighters by retiring at the perfect time

By Harry Kettle - June 20, 2023

UFC commentator Michael Bisping believes Amanda Nunes retired from mixed martial arts at the perfect time.

Amanda Nunes

Earlier this month, Amanda Nunes announced her retirement from MMA, effective immediately. She did so after successfully defending her UFC bantamweight championship against Irene Aldana in Vancouver, Canada.

She walked away as a two-weight world champion, and sat on top of the women’s MMA landscape. In the eyes of most, she’s viewed as the greatest female fighter of all time – and rightly so.


Sometimes, though, fighters aren’t able to walk away in their prime. Instead, their careers are dragged out, and the decision is taken out of their own hands.

During a recent YouTube video on his channel, Michael Bisping listed a handful of fighters who he believes left at the right time.

“The problem is, there is no hard, fast cutoff point for a fighter,” Bisping said. “And if you’re a big, big star the allure is always gonna be there because you can always make money, and nothing feels better [than fighting]…But still, you gotta walk away. You gotta know when to retire.

Bisping praises Nunes

“Khabib Nurmagomedov retired at 29-0. Not everyone gets to do that, not everyone gets to fight and stay undefeated and certainly retire as champion. But there’s a guy that did it absolutely perfect. Another one, she just retired recently…Amanda Nunes retired as a two-weight division champion. Talk about a fairy tale, storybook ending. Georges St-Pierre – let’s be honest. Shout out to one of the GOATs. Big Georges choked me out unconscious after four years away, got the belt, and then walked away forever with his legendary legacy intact and as a two-weight division champion.”

Quotes via MMA News

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